What Happened on May 6, 1987

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • American televangelist Jim Bakker & Rich Dortch dismissed from Assemblies of God
  • Gary Hart denies affair with model Donna Rice

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mario Andretti sets one-lap speed record at Indy at 218.204 MPH

Racing Car Driver Mario Andretti
Racing Car Driver
Mario Andretti
  • Niroslav Milhailovic begins 54 hours of telling jokes
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Moon Geun-young, South Korean actress

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Actor Yun Fat Chow (31) weds Jasmine Tan


Famous Deaths


Person of interestWilliam J. Casey

William J. Casey, American head of the CIA during the Iran-contra scandal (1981-87), dies of aspiration pneumonia at 73

CIA Director William J. Casey
CIA Director
William J. Casey